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Floppy disk problems


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kalder

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Hi!
I have a problem with my floppy disk driver. Actually I always had some problems, but they never reached the actual level...I can't read/use any floppy disk, my driver blocks any time I try, starts making a repetitive noise and I need to physically remove the disk and press ctrl+alt+canc to restore a "normal" situation on my pc.
I've just bought a new floppy disk drive, uninstalled the old one and put the brand new one, but it makes the same thing...just less noisy... ;)
I've already tried to reinstall everything (I guess) but it doesn't seem to work. What's more, even once uninstalled the floppy disk drive and rebooted the system with the floppy disk driver physically disconnected, I found (in Control Panel/system/hardware/ecc...) the floppy disk drive controller still present! How strange (for me...! :tazz: )
So, please give me some hint/help to solve the question...
Thanks a lot,
kalder
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Ptolemy

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First, the floppy drive is defined in the bios as being present. Therefore, even if you disconnect the drive, it will show up in your operating system. Floppy drives aren't 'plug and play' devices so they aren't sensed by Windows.

The first thing to check is your anti-virus software. Anti-virus software can have options for blocking floppy disk access.
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What does your bios say about the floppy? Did you try a different cable with the new drive or used an old one?

If recognized by your bios, What exactly is the error message when you try to read a floppy?
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kalder

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Thaks guys, but now the thins should be ok! I simply changed the drive and bought some new disks...no more problems encountered...
Btw...i also bought a pendrive!!!! ;-)
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